School holiday swimming lessons

Boost your swimming with our crash courses and one-to-one lessons during the school holidays!

These lessons will have smaller group sizes and are a perfect way to boost your child's swimming ability - the online progress records will be linked with your child's weekly lessons so if they pass all outcomes they will be able to move up in their weekly lessons.

As an added incentive to book, there is a 25% discount for existing swimming lessons customers!

Crash course group lessons

May Half Term - Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 May

Four x 30 minute sessions

Price: existing swimming lessons customers £15.84 and new customers £21.12.

Centres: Birtley Swimming Centre with Clare; Blaydon Leisure Centre with Amanda

Lesson times (for further info on each class type see the bottom of this page)

8am - Stage 4 /5 Breast Stroke and Butterfly Booster

8.30am - Stage 3

9am - Pre School Age 3-4

9.30am - Stage 1 / 2 age 5+

10am and 10.30am - One to One lessons

One-to-one lessons

One-to-one lessons can be booked for children or adults. The teacher will be in the water with the pupil and will be able to focus directly on what the pupil needs to work on. You can book one lesson or as many as you want!

30-minute lessons

Price: existing swimming lessons customers £15 per lesson and new customers £20 per lesson.

How to book

Bookings are being taken in centre from Thursday 16 May.

Class types

Stage 4/5 Breast Stroke and Butterfly booster 

This class is aimed at Stage 4 and Stage 5 pupils, and will primarily work on breast stroke and butterfly strokes. These are the most common outcomes which pupils need help with. The classes will be based mainly in the small pool/improver pool, so that technique can be worked on without worrying about the water depth. There will be some time spent in deeper water. Maximum group size will be eight.

Stage 3 

This class is aimed at pupils in stage three. Maximum group size will be eight.

Pre-school age 3-4

This class is aimed at children who have not had lessons before. Pupils must be under five years old and a minimum of three years old. The maximum group size will be six and the teacher will be in the water. There is no need for the parent to go in the water. At the discretion of the teacher, children who attend this course will be permitted to join our standard stage evening classes. This is subject to turning four, normal rules are that they would also have to be in reception year at school.

Stage 1 / 2 age 5+

This class is aimed at existing Stage 1 or Stage 2 swimmers or children who have not had lessons before. Children must be aged five years plus. The maximum group size will be six and the teacher will be in the water. There is no need for the parent to go in the water.

One-to-ones

The pupil will get a full 30-minutes of individual tuition with the teacher in the water. One-to-one lessons are for both children and adults. It can be used as a booster for pupils already in our lessons, but new customers can also join and no previous swimming experience is necessary. Pupils will be taught skills appropriate to their ability in a water depth suitable for them. This will be part of the normal public session.